Mary Barton

Mary Barton

A Tale of Manchester Life

Paperback - 2008
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Mary Barton is the pretty daughter of a factory worker who finds herself dreaming of a better life when the mill-owner's charming son, Henry, starts to court her. She rejects her childhood friend Jem's affections in the hope of marrying Henry and escaping from the hard and bitter life that is the fate of the workers, who are resentfully dependent on the callous mill-owners for their livelihoods. But when Henry is shot dead in the street Jem becomes the prime suspect and Mary finds her loyalties tested to the limit.
Published: London : Vintage Books, 2008.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780099511472
0099511479
Branch Call Number: F GAS
Characteristics: 484 p. ;,20 cm.

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Charlie68
Dec 31, 2015

A look into a era not much different from our own. Well-written, looks into a time when business owners and labour clashed.

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